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Latest commit 10a20bf Sep 23, 2017 @laanwj laanwj Merge #11338: qt: Backup former GUI settings on `-resetguisettings`
723aa1b qt: Backup former GUI settings on `-resetguisettings` (Wladimir J. van der Laan)

Pull request description:

  Writes the GUI settings to `guisettings.bak` in the data directory before wiping them. This can be used to retroactively troubleshoot issues (e.g. #11262) where `-resetguisettings` solves the problem.
  (as discussed in yesterday's IRC meeting)

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